The Earth and Planetary Image Facility (EPIF) is a multi-disciplinary research laboratory located at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Its research focuses mainly on the use of remote sensing for a variety of applications and on advancing the development of currently available remote sensing methods. Students in the Facility come from a variety of academic backgrounds, including geography, electro-optics, geology, electrical engineering, bio-medical engineering, computer sciences, and agriculture.
The Facility is affiliated to the NASA Regional Planetary Image Facilities programme and hosts an active archive of maps and remotely sensed images from the solar system.
Cutting edge technologies are used and developed in the research programme. Three years ago, the university launched the reasearch nano-satellite BGU-SAT and established ground satellite receiving station.